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How to reduce inheritance tax obligations

What is inheritance tax? Inheritance tax is a tax paid on the property, money, and possessions of someone who has died. The tax is charged on your estate at 40% and the executor of your will is responsible for arranging…

By Slater Heelis

What is probate and when you do need a probate specialist?

What is probate? Probate is the legal and financial process involved in dealing with the assets of someone who has died. This formal grant of representation is required when someone dies who has significant assets which need to be realised,…

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Carry over of holiday pay

In the recent case of King v The Sash Window Workshop, the advocate general considered whether a worker’s paid holiday entitlement carried over to subsequent holiday years if an employee has not taken the holiday due to the fact that…

A key summary of the General Data Protection Regulation

For all businesses that hold personal data, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force from May 2018. In conjunction with our partners at Eurotek UK, we have produced a report to summarise the key points from this legislation, how…

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Construction Law Update: NEC3 Compensation Events

Court decisions regarding contracts from the NEC suite are rare. This article by our expert Construction, Engineering & Projects solicitors covers a recent court decision which involved the assessment of compensation events under the NEC3 Professional Services Contract. Read the…

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Slater Heelis acts on major infrastructure deal

Leading Manchester law firm, Slater Heelis acted for the shareholder of Leigh-based specialist airport maintenance contractor Allied Infrastructure Management during the firm’s acquisition by national civil engineering firm, Colas Limited. Simon Wallwork, partner and head of corporate/ commercial at Slater…

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Is Ryan Giggs a genius?

Recent press reports suggest that Ryan Giggs intends to argue in his divorce proceedings that he made a ‘special contribution’ during his marriage to Stacey: a factor that in rare circumstances justifies the court splitting a couple’s assets in favour…